The so-called "puppet army". In the traditional discourse of both the Kuomintang and the Communist Party, "puppet army" is synonymous with "traitor" and "national scum", but is the historical truth so simple? The total number of "puppet troops" is 2 million, which is more than twice the number of Japanese troops stationed in China. It is impossible for such a huge number of armed personnel to clean up the Kuomintang and the Communist armies after the victory of the Anti-Japanese War, and there is absolutely no need for that. On the contrary, the vast majority of "puppet troops" were incorporated into the Kuomintang and the Communist armies to make up for the losses suffered by both sides fighting the Japanese during the War of Resistance.
Especially at the end of the civil war, the main telemarketing list grass-roots forces of the Kuomintang and Communist armies were gradually composed of former "puppet troops", and of course there were many former "puppet troops" who came to Taiwan with the government. Powered by GliaStudio Screenshot_2020-08-25_pm 7_42_07 Photo Credit: Courtesy of Xu Jianhong Nanjing Peace Army fighting side by side with Japanese infantry and armored troops Why are they called "puppet army"? Although the author considers himself a Zhenglan person, he does not like to call the pro-Japanese army on the battlefield of China during World War II as "puppet army", because I believe that existence is the truth.
The reason why Manchukuo and the Wang regime are regarded as puppet regimes is that they entered history together with the Japanese Empire. If the Republic of China was completely wiped out by the CCP in 1949, and even Taiwan was not left, then the National Army of the Republic of China would also be defined as a "puppet army" by the People's Republic of China. If the CCP had been surrounded and wiped out by the Central Army during the Long March, there would not be a so-called Chinese People's Liberation Army today, but only a "bandit army" as defined in the history textbook of the National Institute of Compilation and Translation.